Prolific Dadey's (Keyholders: The Wrong Side of Magic, 2010, etc.) latest installment in her Mermaid Tales series continues to follow young mermaids through turbulent friendships.
Eight-year-old best friends Shelly and Echo are overjoyed to be starting school at the prestigious Trident Academy at the same time. Rambunctious and good-natured, together they cause mild trouble, especially in trying to find a way to make grumpy Mr. Fangtooth crack a smile.
The underwater setting adds dimension to the friendship stories. (class reports written by each character, song lyrics, author's note, glossary) – Kirkus Reviews
• Fiction – Chapter Books
• Author: Debby Dadey
• Illustrator: Debbie Dadey
• B&W Illustrations
• Reading Level: Grade 2 – Age 7
• Interest Level: Grades 1-4 – Ages 6-9
• 112 pages
• 6” x 8.5”
• List Price: $28.65 each – School Library: $21.95 = (30% off list)
• Library Bound